LucasArts to wield Wii Light Sabre in UK next week
Gaming festival to feature peripheral
British fans of Nintendo Wii and Star Wars will get a first glimpse of the Wii Remote as a Light Sabre at a gaming festival being held later this month.
Lego Star Wars: kick against the bricks
LucasArts will be exhibiting the Wii Remote as a Light Sabre alongside its forthcoming Wii title Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga, at the GameCity festival, due to be held between 24 and 28 October. Unfortunately, gamers will only be able to get in touch with their Jedi sides on one day: 26 October.
Although LucasArts didn't say if the game will be available to buy at the festival, the demo should at least gives gamers the chance to wield the Wii Remote as Light Sabre ahead of the previously announced Spring 2008 release date.
The game should also help the festival, which is being organised by Nottingham Trent University, fulfil its mantra of “exploring videogames in new ways”.
@Scott - Er.. what?
That's not quite right: The XBOX controller doesn't have motion, but the PS3 has .. Never played Motorstorm (motorbike) using the controller as handlebars?? Mad, Mint, Difficult, but fun :o)
In theory there could a special edition that bundles a Lightsabre with the PS3 edition, but it's doubtful, as LucasArts has stated that it's primarily using the motion programming on the Wii only.
@ James. "PORT TIMESCRISI NOW" Lol! yeah, although the guns might not work on LCD screens (dunno if this is true now, but it used to not work...)
Err, there's a little more to it than just the controller, like the way the controller interfaces with and is interpreted by the machine in terms of the movement sensor etc, the Xbox/PS3 just send the button presses etc, there is no movement sensor.
If they are trying to shovel this into the pre-existing Lego Star Wars games (which were quite good) I can safely predict that it will be crap. Neither game actually had lightsaber fighting beyond 'press X to swing' so I can't see how they can incorporate it in any sensible way.
What you really want is something like Jedi Knight 2.
And if you're reading this Nintendo and Sega, since you two are now bossum chums; PORT TIMECRISIS ALREADY!
network play hasn't been properly implemented yet in Wii games, or a proper interface sorted yet, doesn't mean it won't be available at some point. I could go as far as saying, it sucks that you have to choose between decent games and innovative controllers and the PS3.
Why just Wii
I dont see why (when they cost 20 quid) that the XBox or PS3 can't have a wiimote style controller for this game.
It sucks that you have to choose between wiimote or network play.